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5bites

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  1. I’ve been wanting to there for years and take my boys. Back in my club days we had a tournament there and I thought it was such a neat place. Unfortunately I haven’t been back since.
  2. Thanks for putting that up! Interesting concept of actually adding weight to change it’s action. Have you tried sanding the front to lighten it like they used to do to pop r’s? Of course that adds more work with repainting etc
  3. Wow what an awesome opportunity! Good for you man!
  4. I wish I could get down again while this lasts. Great report Mr. Bill
  5. Which is why they should stick with using hardwood instead of Christmas trees. I love fishing brushpiles and hope everyone else has the same feelings as champ lol
  6. I’m also a Humminbird fan. I’m running the second gen si units even and can’t complain. I’ve had several different models over the last 7-8 years more or less in the same series (898,998,999,798....) and personally see zero problem with the image. I do believe Lowrance units are generally (slightly) crisper but the lakemaster mapping and ease of use out weighs any advantage Lowrance had for my money. When I update I’ll look at all major brands again but I’m already wishing I had a couple solix units. Again you can’t hardly go wrong and none of them have a bad image period. Mapping should be a
  7. They’ve definitely been encouraging to step outside the norm for me, and even motivated me to fish more. If I could afford it I’d go on one of his guide trips on Clear Lake.
  8. 5bites

    Welcome!

    Will you be towing to grand much?
  9. I’ve seen this at grand too. 100yds of porpoising gar but catching bass right in them.
  10. I haven’t got to watch this but I thought some of you might like to see it. These guys are easily my favorite youtube channel. I was hoping to run into them while they were in the area. It would have been great if they could have done a seminar but maybe another time.
  11. The cool thing is you got to gain confidence in a new technique
  12. That’s awesome! It’s a great time to be fishing the Rock
  13. I’ll try to condense this down. Yesterday we fished from Shell Knob to almost Cambell Point. Topwater was a no go for me. I didn’t try it much though honestly. The 2.8 keitech was solid all day. It caught several keepers including a nice 18” smallmouth. I lost one at least as big the cast before. I also caught two keeper smallmouth and a 4+ largemouth on a wobble head. Main lake flats and flat points were best. The last few hours we spent pitching to flood buck brush and I was surprised at the quality there. No monsters but a 3+ and a few keepers. All were halfway back and farthe
  14. I was wondering, assuming you are coming from Arkansas and putting in at Big M, would it not be faster to launch in Owl Creek?
  15. Yea they kinda went overboard with everything imo. Just run a series and have a championship tournament. It’s a concept that works. Any other series should be with a different skill class of angler. Bfl/Costa/Flw for example
  16. Hmmm that is a bummer. 8:3.1 would be fine for topwater but it definitely narrows the reels overall usefulness. 7:1 is the best all around to me
  17. He’d go to the taxidermist
  18. It’s like you said there are definitely fish in there but they’re either in a bad mood or just not as many. The ones out front are more than eager. I’d rather catch them out of the bushes than wind a keitech but again when they make it that easy why not? Plus I had my kids and just wanted us to have a good day catching and we all did. It was a good day. Tomorrow I’m bringing our associate pastor down to hopefully have another good day. Our last trip to grand was pathetic so I need to make it up to him lol. You mentioned the wobble head. I almost asked if you threw it. I lobbed it
  19. As in it’s keeping them from suspending as much or the flow is keeping them setup on the shallower stuff?
  20. https://www.americanlegacyfishing.com/featured-products/50off-jbraid.html?utm_source=ALFC+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6cdec1bc8d-NB+3%2F2%2F17+ShimanoSale_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2400964bb9-6cdec1bc8d-130183701&mc_cid=6cdec1bc8d&mc_eid=0f6c1590fe
  21. Lol you bet! It’s a heck of a deal. If the reel cost that much it would still be worth it.
  22. That last post was in a hurry because I’m at work but now I can add some details. The twing does work. In my experience it’s not so much that it adds distance but rather makes regular casts a little easier and freer feeling. A couple very important things to remember with the twing reels are leader knots and how you hold a reel. The leader knot is going to jam in the narrow portion of the line guide. So you either run a short leader or no leader. It matters how you hold it on retrieve too. If you’re like me and put your pointing finger in front of the reel when you’re retrieving t
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